62 Days of Summer Kick Off

We want you to have your BEST SUMMER EVER! Join us on Monday, June 18 to kick off our 62 Days of Summer celebration. Pick up your 62 Days starter envelope filled with everything you need to share moments, expand your mind and have fun! You are welcome to decorate your envelope at our decoration station, spin the Wheel O' Fun, hit the Photo-op stop for a quick selfie and much more. 

Grab a CPL Library Lover yard sign, place in your yard for all to see and possibly get a drop-in visit from the CPL prize patrol. 

Most importantly, a team of staff will be on hand to answer any and all questions you may have about our awesome program including reading suggestions, upcoming exciting programs and fun on-site activities. AND don't forget to add a pom pom to our Community Case to show your participation on this day and throughout the summer.

How do you 62?

Upcoming sessions

Monday, June 18 - 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM Community Room

CPL Domino Club

The Domino Topplers of Michigan and Zeal Credit Union present the first ever CPL Domino Club. All are welcome to gather together to learn about domino building techniques and the "why" behind how they work. Participants will enjoy building their own creations which will culminate in one, large group topple.

Big thanks to Zeal Credit Union for donating the dominos to our club!

Upcoming sessions

Saturday, August 11 - 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Community Room

Drummunity

“Drummunity” – is community-building that happens when people come together around a circle of drums and create a unique rhythmic experience. It is a high energy, fun and empowering activity. Lori Fithian, drum circle facilitator and workshop leader, will bring her collection of hand drums and percussion toys to the library to transform and connect us. This program is appropriate for ALL AGES and no previous musical experience is required.

Upcoming sessions

Friday, August 3 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Community Room

Dan, the Creature Man

Since 1989, Dan Briere and The Little Creatures Co. have been providing fun and educational animal programs throughout the southeastern Michigan area. His colorful collection of animals includes many types of non-venomous snakes and lizards, turtles and tortoises, crocodilians and amphibians, large invertebrates, small mammals and tropical birds. Each animal's natural history, physiology and habits are taught in an age appropriate manner. He promotes wildlife conservation and also includes animals that are captive-bred and are not wild caught. Many of Dan's animals have been adopted and rescued from local animal shelters, police departments and private citizens. So come meet Dan and all of his Little Creatures!

​Due to the nature of this program and the animals being presented, ​THIS PROGRAM REQUIRES REGISTRATION FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS. CHILDREN AND THEIR ACCOMPANYING ADULTS WILL NEED TO REGISTER FOR THIS PROGRAM TO BE ADMITTED. Registration begins June 21, 2018

Upcoming sessions

Tuesday, July 24 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Community Room

Acting Up Theatre Troupe

Acting Up Theatre Company proudly presents "The Library of Rock" written by Chad Patterson:
When Tommy walks into the library of the town he just moved to, he is in for a surprise. The library from his old town of Dullsville was one that had big wooden shelves, hard wooden chairs and even more wooden people. He wouldn't even know that they were alive if they had not said, "Shhhh!" all the time. So the only things he knows about libraries are that they are places you sat, read and shut up. As he quickly finds out in his new town of Rockville, that is not what is expected at all: Music is celebrated, games are played, arts and crafts are made and you can never judge a book by its cover (literally and figuratively). He learns lessons about not judging books or people by the way they look on the outside and also learning to think outside the box and letting himself see things in a different light. Because he opens his mind, he sees that the library is so much more than just stuffy bookshelves and shushing; it is a place that truly rocks and is alive with art and culture!
Acting Up Theatre Company has been providing schools, institutions and libraries with its unique brand of educational theatre since 1996 and hopes to continue well into the new century.

Upcoming sessions

Tuesday, July 10 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Community Room

YoYo Guys Demo

Adam and Stephen have performed over 500 yoyo shows around the world mixing amazing yoyo tricks, skits, and comedy. They use yoyos, stories, and audience participation to create an immersive learning experience.
In addition to their site, YoYoTricks.com, they also run the most successful yoyo channel on youtube which has over 400 yoyo trick tutorials. Through the yoyo trick tutorial videos, they have learned not only how to master difficult content but to communicate that content in an engaging way that yields tangible results in others. We welcome the YoYo Guys to share their tricks with us!

Upcoming sessions

Wednesday, June 20 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Community Room

Center for Creative Studies Library's ROCK Teen Art Series

Detroit's own Center for Creative Studies is sending out their highly trained and creative students to pass their knowledge on to teens across SE Michigan. Join us for the following session. Registration is required and begins on July 24.

Thursday, August 2 - Album Art Photography -​ Bring your DSLR or cell phone and learn to take dynamic images worthy of an album cover. Emphasis will be placed on composition and mood.

Tuesday, August 14 - ​Draw Your Favorite Rock Star - Working from photographs of famous Pop Stars, Rock Stars and Rappers, students will learn to draw portraits. Emphasis will be placed on proportion and shading.

Canon by Zorah Olivia is licensed under CC 2.0

Upcoming sessions

Thursday, August 2 - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Community Room Album Cover Photography
Tuesday, August 14 - 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Community Room Draw Your Favorite Rock Star

2018 Summer Movie Madness

Join us as we show FUN, free, family movies throughout the summer.  You may bring your own pillows, snacks, and/or blankets to cozy up, just don't forget to make room for your neighbor :) Plus, we have air conditioning for those hot summer days! Our schedule is as follows and may be subject to change.

Saturday, June 9 - Incredibles​ - In anticipation of the release of Incredibles 2 on June 15, we are showing the fantastic original which follows a family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world. This film is rated PG.

Friday, June 22 - Mary and the Witch's Flower -​ Based on "The Little Broomstick" by Mary Stewart, a strange flower grants a girl magic powers. This film is rated PG.

Tuesday, July 3 - Coco​ - Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family's ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer. This film is rated PG.

Monday, July 30 - Paddington 2 -​ Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen. This film is rated PG.

Tuesday, August 7 - Isle of Dogs - Set in Japan, this stop motion masterpiece that is Isle of Dogs, follows a boy's odyssey in search of his lost dog. Recommended for ages 8 and up with an adult. This film is rated PG-13

Wednesday, August 29 - To be determined by YOU!

Upcoming sessions

Saturday, June 9 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Community Room Incredibles
Friday, June 22 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Community Room Mary and the Witch's Flower
Tuesday, July 3 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Community Room Coco
Monday, July 30 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Community Room Paddington 2
Tuesday, August 7 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Community Room Isle of Dogs
Wednesday, August 29 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Community Room You Decide

Spring Break Movie Madness

Close out your Spring Break with a free movie on our big screen. Bring your blankets and snacks and settle in for a fun viewing of a family classic, Babe...

Babe, a pig raised by sheepdogs, learns to herd sheep with a little help from Farmer Hoggett.

See you then!

This film is rated G.

Upcoming sessions

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